A man in his thirties has died following a fall from a wall on a farm in Co.Kerry, an Garda Siochana has confirmed to Agriland.

The accident happened in Lisheen Bawn, Farranfore, in the county around 11.30am this morning.

A Garda spokesperson said that the man was taken to Tralee General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It is the second fatality to happen on an Irish farm in 2017. On January 2, a man in his 80s died following a farm accident in Co. Wexford.

The incident happened in the Adamstown area and Gardai from Carrigbyrne were called to the scene of the accident.

Earlier this month, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed that farming is Ireland’s most dangerous profession, as 21 people lost their lives in farm accidents in 2016.

Nine of these were men over the age of 65. The number of people who lost their lives on Irish farms last year increased on 2015 when 18 people lost there lives.

Perhaps what is even more of a worry for the farming sector is the fact that work place fatalities fell by 21% across all sectors in 2016, with 12 fewer people losing their lives when compared to the year before.

Construction fatalities were down to nine in 2016, from 11 in 2015. There was a reduction in the number of fishing related deaths down to three in 2016 from five in 2015, while the transportation and storage sector had one fatality compared to four in 2015.